Family doctors in Richmond
Chippenham Hospital proudly employs and partners with the best providers and primary care physicians near Richmond, Virginia. Many offer same-day services, services for sick visits, extended weekday and weekend hours and on-site laboratory processing. All of the providers and primary care physicians in our network offer high-quality, personalized care and work closely with our hospitals and imaging centers if your condition requires more specialized attention.
To learn more about our primary care services, please call us at (804) 271-8990.
Primary care services
Our providers and primary care physicians offer a wide range of preventive and medical care services, including:
- Complete physical exams
- Wellness and preventive medicine
- Same-day sick visits
- Disease prevention and treatment
- Well-woman care
- Newborn and pediatric care
- Geriatric counseling and services
- School and sports physicals
- Pre-operative exams
- Family planning services
- Chronic disease management
Types of primary care physicians
Different types of primary care physicians offer different services and areas of specialization. Your stage of life and medical needs will help you determine which is right for you, but here is a quick reference guide to help you get started:
PediatriciansThese doctors specialize in the treatment of infants, children and adolescents, generally patients who are 19 years old and younger. Chippenham’s pediatricians provide care for the entire pediatric patient continuum, including giving immunizations, administering inpatient hospital care, conducting newborn hospital evaluations and conducting same-day sick visits, school physicals and well-child annual check-ups.
Family practitionersThese doctors treat a wide range of medical concerns for patients of all ages and life stages—from infancy through adulthood. Our family practitioners are experts at preventive wellness, health maintenance exams and health education. They possess a broad knowledge base, treat many common problems and diagnose acute and chronic illnesses. Our family practitioners also supervise and coordinate issues requiring complex care, including arranging appropriate referrals for specialty care when necessary.
Internal medicine/internistsInternal medicine practitioners (also called internists) care for adolescents and adults (18 years old and older in some practices; 16 years old and older in other practices) by coordinating overall medical care while managing acute medical problems. Our internists perform regular preventive health maintenance exams and screening tests. They are trained to deal with all medical problems and, similar to family practitioners, are equipped to determine when a referral for specialty care is necessary.
One of the most important things your primary care provider (PCP) can do is facilitate preventive health screenings, such as those for diabetes, various cancers, blood pressure, cholesterol and other conditions that can develop slowly, but evolve into major problems. Your PCP can also provide annual vaccinations for diseases, such as the flu.How often should you receive preventive screenings?
There are many types of appointments at your physician's office. Each appointment "type" carries an allotted amount of time, based on how long it takes to diagnose, treat and advise the patient. The most important time-based designation from which you will self-select on our site is "current" or "new" patient.
For new patients, our providers want to get to know you and understand your health background and for this reason, these appointments are longer, and there are fewer of them. For current patients, we can consult on the ailment for which you're seeking treatment quickly. The appointment blocks are shorter, and there are more of them as a result. Same-day visits become a more accessible option when you're an established patient of the practice, streamlining your or your loved ones' care.Why should you schedule an appointment with your PCP before you get sick?